Ranger-led Programs

A ranger talks with hikers as they rest on a bench
A ranger talk on the Grant Tree Trail

Alison Taggart-Barone

A ranger talks with a group of kids

Junior Ranger Day 2018

Celebrate Junior Ranger Day with special activities for all ages. Participate and earn a free patch!

A woman shows an example of bead work. Photo by Kiel Maddox.

Go Native!

Drop into this Native American cultural celebration to learn a craft, hear traditional drumming, and participate in a cultural blessing.

People under a starry sky. Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone.

Dark Sky Festival

Share your passion for the night sky! Join us for the 2018 Dark Sky Festival, hosted in partnership with the Sequoia Parks Conservancy.


Join a ranger to explore sequoia groves, take a moonlight walk, or climb Moro Rock. Learn about bears and other mountain wildlife at visitor center talks. And if you're staying in a campground, stop by the amphitheater for a campfire program. Walks, talks, activities, and evening programs are free and open to the public. Programs are offered by both National Park Service rangers and Sequoia Parks Conservancy naturalists. We invite you to join us!

Most programs are scheduled in summer from Memorial Day (late-May) through Labor Day (early September). When you arrive, check visitor centers and bulletin boards in each area for program details.

You can also check our online calendar for program offerings. Be sure to choose programs in the area where you're staying, or allow for travel time to programs in other areas.

If you're interested in exploring Crystal Cave, buy tour tickets before you get here to reserve your spot. Tickets often sell out, especially on weekends.


Ranger-Led Interpretive Programs

We offer regularly scheduled programs from Memorial Day (late May) to Labor Day (early September). Limited programming is offered during other times of the year, depending on availability of staff. Ranger programs will be advertised on our online calendar. Visitor centers will post details and may list additional programs.

Regularly-scheduled programs may occasionally be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Please check at local visitor centers for current program line-ups.

Sequoia National Park

Foothills Programs
Foothills Feature Talk most Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 or 11:00 am
Investigation Station Touch Table most Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm
Evening Program at Potwisha Campground most Saturdays, various times

Lodgepole/Giant Forest Programs
Giant Sequoia Talk at 11:00 am, everyday
Sherman Tree Talk at 1:00 pm, every Saturday and Sunday
Naturalist Knapsack Talk at 12:00 pm, every Saturday and Sunday
Realm of the Giants Hike at 2:00 pm, every Saturday and Sunday

Kings Canyon National Park

Grant Grove Programs
Grant Tree Walk, various days
Big Trees Talk, various days

Cedar Grove Programs
Programs have ended for the season. Please check back next spring!

Sequoia Parks Conservancy Naturalist-Led Programs

Join our partner, the Sequoia Parks Conservancy (SPC), for a naturalist program.

To learn more about naturalist-led programs and where and when they are offered, visit the Sequoia Parks Conservancy Calendar. These programs are led by the parks' partner organization.

If you would like a private guided tour in the parks, contact the Sequoia Parks Conservancy about their Naturalist Guide Services. Visit their website or call 559-565-4251.

Ranger led Snowshoe Walk
Ranger Led Snowshoe Walk

NPS photo

Winter Snowshoe Walks

Our popular ranger-guided snowshoe walks are a great way to explore snowy trails. Snowshoe programs are usually offered from December - March, as long as there is at least 8 inches of snow on the ground. Walks are added to our online program calendar as soon as snow is deep enough. Visitor centers also post snowshoe walk schedules on bulletin boards. Check program announcements for details on how to make reservations to hold your spot.

Sequoia Parks Conservancy also offers naturalist-led winter snowshoe walks. Check their calendar for program offerings.

Last updated: April 1, 2018

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47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271


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